Arab-Israeli Wars War and Peace in the Middle East

ISBN-10: 1400079632
ISBN-13: 9781400079636
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Now in its third edition, this classic study has been updated for the first time in more than twenty years. Chaim Herzog, former President of Israel, was involved in every conflict involving Israel and its Arab neighbors from before the 1948 War of  More...

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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 558
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Now in its third edition, this classic study has been updated for the first time in more than twenty years. Chaim Herzog, former President of Israel, was involved in every conflict involving Israel and its Arab neighbors from before the 1948 War of Independence. The Arab-Israeli Wars is Herzog’s acclaimed history of Israel’s fight since 1947 to preserve her existence against repeated attacks. Revised after his death by friend and colleague General Shomo Gazit, this new edition also covers the events of the past twenty years, including the pullout from Lebanon, both intifadas, the first Gulf War, the Oslo Process, and beyond. Riveting, informative, and comprehensive, this authoritative account tells the story of Israel’s struggle to survive but gives a clear picture of the people and politics that continue to shape the destiny of this crucial region.

Chaim Herzog was a major-general in the Israeli army and later President of Israel. He died in 1997. Shlomo Gazit is the former head of Israeli Military Intelligence.

Preface
Introduction to Revised Edition
Prologue
The War of Independence, 1948-1949
Confrontation in Palestine
Israeli forces and dispositions
Arab forces and dispositions
Military confrontation
The struggle intensifies
Operation 'Nachshon'
Plan D
The battle for Jerusalem
The Mandate ends
To the First Truce, 15 May to 11 June 1948
The northern front
The central front
The battle for Jerusalem
The southern front
The first truce
To the Second Truce, 18 July to 15 October 1948
The northern front
The central front and Jerusalem
The southern front
The second truce
The Decision
Decision in Galilee
The southern front: the Faluja pocket
The southern front: The 'Horev' offensive
Summary: The Israeli Victory
The Sinal Campaign of 1956
New regimes: the rise of Nasser's Egypt
The arena of war and the opposing forces
The war - the Mitla battle
The battle of Abu Ageila
The battle for Rafah
The battle for the Gaza Strip
The battle for the Straits of Tiran
The air and naval war
Britain, France and the United Nations
Summary: 'A Work of Art'
The Six Day War, 1967
Prologue
The confrontation
The pre-emptive strike
The Second Sinai Campaign
The War with Jordan
The encirclement of Jerusalem
The West Bank: Samaria
The fall of Jerusalem
To the Jordan valley
The Golan Heights
Summary: A Vindication
The War of Attrition
'Defensive rehabilitation'
'Offensive defence' and the Bar-Lev Line
Jordan and the PLO
The 'liberation' phase
'Flying artillery'
Soviets and SAMs
The cease-fire
Summary
The Yom Kippur War, 1973
Prologue
The Southern Front
The deception
The onslaught
Defending the Bar-Lev Line
'Shovach Yonim'
The first counterattack
The crisis
The Israeli plan
Opening the gap
The crossing
The battle for the corridor
On the west bank
The cease-fire
The Northern Front
The Syrian attack
The Israeli break-in
Syria's plight
Iraqi and Jordanian counterattacks
The recapture of Mount Hermon
The Air and Naval War
SAMs v. 'Flying artillery'
Missiles at sea
Summary: A New Era
The War Against Terrorism: Entebbe
Operation 'Opera' The Destruction of Osirak
The War in the Lebanon
Operation 'Peace for Galilee'
Summary
Ending the Entanglement
Sumary
The First Palestinian Uprising
Israel and the First Gulf War
The Oslo Process
Summary
The El-AQSA Intifada
Summary
Conclusion
The Israeli military experience
The Arab military experience
The role of the superpowers
The Palestinians
Select Bibliography
Index

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